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The HCA dosage you should take will depend largely on the manufacturer's recommendations, since a safe and effective dose has not been determined. In research studies, doses of 500 mg three times daily were used. However, it is not known if this is the best dose. If you combine your HCA dosage with a proper diet and exercise, you will likely see better results.

HCA Dosage: An Overview

The best dose of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that is both safe and effective has not been determined, although manufacturers may recommend specific dosages for their particular products.

HCA Dosage for Weight Loss

Refer to your particular HCA product for the recommended dose. In studies, doses of 500 mg three times daily have been used. It is not known if this is the best dose for HCA, however. More research is necessary to determine the optimal dose.

General Information on Dosing With HCA

Considerations for people taking HCA include the following:
  • As with almost any weight loss pill, it makes sense that combining HCA with diet and exercise will provide better results.
  • It is important to find a trustworthy and reputable HCA manufacturer. Some herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with heavy metals or prescription drugs, and some have been found to have much more or less of the featured ingredient than their label states. Your pharmacist is a good resource for information about which manufacturers are most reputable.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or HCA dosing in general, talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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